Problem with USB (aue0) network card "Teledat Fast Ethernet USB"
frederik.ramm at planb.de
Wed Mar 31 04:39:35 PST 2004
I am trying to set up a DSL router based on FreeBSD and in the process I
need to make a PPPoE connection to the DSL modem using a USB network inter-
face. The make/model is "Teledat Fast Ethernet USB". It is recognized by
FreeBSD as "aue0".
With FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE, I had the following problem:
* The card worked fine when plugged in after boot and "found" by usbd,
but on system shutdown or when disconnecting the card from USB, I
got a lot of "usb error o rx: IOERROR" and the system hung. When
booting with the card already connected, it would be detected and
visible with "ifconfig" but at the first attempt of accessing it
using "ppp", I got into an endless loop of "aue0: MII read timed out".
With FreeBSD 5.2-RC1, the card behaves more consistently:
* No matter whether you boot with the card attached or not, the first
attempt of accessing it using "ppp" will always cause an endless loop
of "aue0: MII read timed out".
I found a message by Scott Mitchell on this list from last October
in which he suggests that a 100 Mbps network might give the driver trouble.
I am on a 100 Mbps network (since I put a little 10/100 switch in between
the 10 MBit DSL modem and the USB NIC), but forcing the aue0 interface to
10 MBit via "ifconfig aue0 media 10baseT/UTP" did nothing to solve
Any insights are most appreciated!
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik.ramm at planb.de
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